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A king is a male leader of a country or a group of people with a common interest. In the past, a king was all-powerful and appointed by God. These days a king usually has limited power and is overseen by a congress or a parliament or other elected body.

  • The King of Norway came here to visit our state.
  • One of the most famous kings in British history was King Henry VIII (the eighth).
  • England has had a lot of kings and queens.
  • A king is almost always married to a queen. The first male child born of a king is a prince. In some countries a prince becomes the next king.
  • A king has many important duties.
  • The area of land and property under the control of a king is called a kingdom.

He’s the king. He’s wearing a crown.

There are other ways to use the word "king" that go beyond the description above.

  • In the United States, a man who dominates a particular industry or form of entertainment might be called a king.
  • Elvis Presley is regarded as the king of rock’n’roll.
  • Michael Jackson is the king of pop (popular music).
  • A king in the game of chess is the most important piece. If you lose your king, you lose the game.
  • There are four kings in a deck of cards.
  • In blackjack, a king is worth ten points.
  • Chilldren enjoy playing King of the Hill. The object of the game is to remain standing at the top of a hill.

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December 11, 2014



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